Job Description

Reference # : 18-02086Title : IT Project Manager III
Location : Chicago, IL
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 01/07/2019 / 03/31/2019
Description
JOB DESCRIPTION ? PROJECT MANAGER

PURPOSE

The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects of various sizes and complexities, which will implement strategic objectives of one or more business areas, according to strict deadlines, and defined budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Senior Project Manager will also define the project's objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle, using proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills in order to maximize the benefit of IT and Business investments.
The Project Manager is experienced and self-sufficient in performing his/her responsibilities, including project related decisions, requiring little supervision, but general guidance and direction.

KEY DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES
? Responsible for management of a multiple Projects and or Large Programs for App Dev of high complexity, priority, and risk.
? Clearly defines the project scope and objectives.
* Experience with Lean, Continuous Improvement
* Experience with Excel and creation of Macros
? Oversee the development of the detailed business requirements for the project and ensures they address the business unit's objectives.
? Develop a detailed estimate of the level of effort, schedule and budget necessary to successfully develop and deliver the solution meeting the requirements and quality expectations.
? Develop an initial plan to clearly define the project requirements and determine an appropriate solution design.
? Escalate problems as necessary to ensure awareness and seek assistance with resolution when necessary.
? Meet the project requirements by delivering a quality solution, on time, and within the planned budget.
? Create and manage all of the accepted project management deliverables including the project charter, project plan, budget, resource plan, risk plan, support plan, implementation plan and other deliverables as required
? Track, manage, and adjust the original plan as necessary to ensure successful delivery
? Communicate the requirements, solution design, and estimates to the project sponsor(s).
? Provide regular status reports to stakeholders, sponsors, the enterprise, and others involved in the project.
? Effectively coordinate with the various technology, business, and vendor teams to ensure the project's success.
? Multi Year App Dev PM experience on large projects / program necessary

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION
Bachelor's Degree, in a technical or scientific field or equivalent experience, education or training.
PMP Certification preferred

KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS
? Demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills related to project management.
? Demonstrates advanced knowledge of managing projects using an Project Management Life Cycle and creating lifecycle deliverables including detailed project, risk, and issue plans to ensure project goals are accomplished.
? Demonstrated advanced use of Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Visio, and PPM.
? Strong written and oral communication skills to appropriate levels within the sponsoring business areas.
? Strong interpersonal skills with appropriate levels within the sponsoring business areas.
? Team Player: working well in a collaborative setting. Acts as a resource to colleagues with less experience.
? Flexible during times of change.
? Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
? Tenacious, persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
? Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
? Ability to defuse tension among project team, should it arise.
? Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
? Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
? Ability to bring project to successful completion through political sensitivity.
? Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.

EXPERIENCE
? 6?10 years of experience in IT
? 4-6 or more years direct work experience in a project management capacity for Application Development, including all aspects of process development and execution.
? Successful management of medium-large size project(s) / Programs with a Team of 10+ (direct or matrix) and/or a budget of ?$1MM.
? Previous airline or travel industry experience a big plus.

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT, EXCEL, MACRO AND AGILE ARE REQUIRED!!
* Experience with Lean, Continuous Improvement
* Experience with Excel and creation of Macros


BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES
? Adaptability -Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment.
? Building a Successful Team - Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive and effective team.
? Developing Others ? Guiding the development of individuals' so that they can fulfill current or future job/role responsibilities more effectively.
? Follow-Up - Monitoring the results of assignments, or projects, considering the skills and experience of the individual and the characteristics of the work.
? Formal Presentation - Presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups in a way that is suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
? Gaining Commitment - Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans.
? Initiating Action - Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
? Managing Conflict - Dealing effectively with others in a conflicting situation; uses appropriate methods to resolve conflict between two or more people.
? Managing Work (includes Time Management) - Effectively managing one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
? Meeting Leadership - Ensuring that a meeting serves its business objectives while considering the needs and potential contribution of participants.
? Continuous Learning - Actively identifying new areas for learning; using newly gained knowledge on the job and learning through their application
? Decision Making - Identifying and understanding issues; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing solutions.
? Delegating Responsibility - Allocating decision-making authority and/or task responsibility to others to maximize effectiveness.
? Negotiation - Effectively exploring alternatives and positions to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
? Performance Management - Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.
? Quality Orientation - Showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks.

Skill Level:Mid Level (5-8 yrs exp.)

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